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There are stories that are tough to read. I never like seeing anyone fall, particularly someone who is considered a community hero.

Here’s the article from the CBS/Miami website:

>>BOYNTON BEACH (CBS4) – Considered a role model by his peers and named “Officer of the Year” in 2010, Boynton Beach police officer David Britto has been charged with conspiring to sell more than 500 grams of methamphetamines between June 2009 and March 2011.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration announced the indictment Tuesday against Britto who joined the Boynton Beach police department in 2007. He also taught in the department’s Teen Police Academy, according to the Palm Beach Post.

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I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again–I can’t make this stuff up, folks!

Check out this amazing “stupid criminals” story that has to go into the hall of fame. It’s from this story:

>>A drunk Westerville woman sprays deputies with breast milk after she gets into a fight with her husband at a wedding reception, deputies say.

Stephanie Robinette, 30, pleaded not guilty in court Monday to charges of domestic violence, assault, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

“I take these charges very seriously. I absolutely intend to seek help for substance abuse and alcohol,” Robinette said in court. “I’m absolutely serious to go forward with counseling and rehabilitation.”

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Helping someone out isn’t as important as keeping your supervisor informed where you are, apparently!

Check out this story about one officer trying to help others from the AP:

>>Cop Fired After Helping Fellow Officer In Distress

It was a Saturday on campus when David Sedmak, a Rice University police officer, heard “Officer down, officer down!” on his scanner: Two members of the Houston Police Department had been shot downtown. Sedmak rushed to the scene to help his fellow officers.

But Rice didn’t see Sedmak as a hero. Instead, the university fired him, citing “dereliction of duty.”

The university said in a statement that its officers often assist other law enforcement agencies when the need arises. But Sedmak erred, it said, by not informing the university police dispatcher about where he was.

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You can’t make this stuff up.

During an anti-violence rally, a man was shot and killed in Paterson, New Jersey, recently. Irony, anyone?

Here’s the story from myfoxny.com:

>>A man attending a block party as part of the National Night Out anti-crime initiative was shot and killed in Paterson, N.J.

Police say 39-year-old Robert Godfrey was shot in the head while arguing with another man Tuesday.

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As the economy continues to worsen, times are getting tougher and tougher for smaller towns. Raising taxes has turned out to be a very unpopular option, so city’s are cutting back on services.

For one town in Texas, that means keeping only two members of their police force to try and keep them safe. Or is it something more political in nature?

Here’s the story from a local news site:

>>City Terminates All But Two in Police Force

By Shane Allen

Nearly every police officer for a small north Texas city was terminated from the payroll during a council meeting Saturday.

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My favorite parts of any newspaper or newscast are the “filler” or “odd” stories that either make a column fit right or add spice to a broadcast. Here’s a good example of that.

A naked woman led police on a crazy chase in the Salt Lake City area. Honestly, I couldn’t make this up if I tried.  Here’s the article:

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